Health reporter, Mail on Sunday

By November 5, 2021Public, Work and Money

The Mail on Sunday is looking for a health reporter. This is a full time position, based at their London office.

Job Introduction

The Mail on Sunday’s Health department is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated reporter to join their award-winning team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a year or two of reporting experience, preferably with a special interest in health and medical issues.

The job could suit an entry-level candidate who is ready to make the leap into a demanding role, or a candidate with experience in newspaper reporting who wishes to expand their experience and make a name specialising in health as part of a national newspaper team. A background in health journalism is preferred – but more essential is a strong interest in the subject, and all the possibilities it presents in terms of stories.


Package Description

In return for their energy and ideas we ensure our people are well rewarded. Our benefits package increases the longer you’ve been with us. Here’s what to expect:

  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing by 1 per year up to a total of 30)
  • Upon joining you will be automatically enrolled onto the Pension Plan at the minimum level of 5% employee contribution, 3% Company contribution.
  • Life cover under the Pension Plan of up to 3x your basic salary.
  • DMGT Discounts (for discounts on online shopping, vouchers and reloadable cards)
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Onsite gym (Northcliffe House only)
  • Onsite nurse and GP clinics (Northcliffe House only)
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted dining cards

Plus many other benefits….


Main Responsibilities

  • Pitching story ideas to the Health Editors weekly, with a view to producing at least one or two stories every week.
  • Taking ownership of the Health section’s weekly news page which reports the latest innovative drugs or operations to combat common conditions affecting the Mail on Sunday’s health-conscious readership.
  • Managing readers’ letters to our columnist, Dr Ellie Cannon – and having a beady eye for something that could lead to a bigger story.
  • Writing tight, clean copy to weekly deadlines in simple language, accessible to the MoS reader.
  • Working with stringers and freelancers on medical news stories, and making connections with experts in a wide variety of health fields, from public health, and Government policy, to research science, drug development, surgery, medicine, nutrition and beyond.


Person Specification

  • Strong interest in health/medical issues
  • A background in health journalism preferred but not essential
  • Excellent standards of written English
  • Ability to write quickly and accurately
  • Highly motivated
  • Able to write to tight deadlines

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Please submit a cover letter, explaining why you feel you’re right for the role, along with your CV. The deadline for applications is November 25.

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